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Book list 2012

January 24, 2012
This months book of choice

My daily 5.30am wake up call is softened by the fact I get to read a chapter of ‘Kisses from Katie’; I jump (ahem) out of bed, grab my Kindle, get onto my exercise bike and cycle as fast as I can for the duration of one chapter (about 15 minutes). I don’t often get another chance in the day to read for ‘pleasure’ so I’ve decided to multitask on this and I actually look forward to it!

I’m about half way through this book and have devoured every electronic inked page (!), her story of courage, faith and transformation in Uganda at such a young age is incredible, her reflections and revelation bring challenge to my heart every day.  What started out as a ‘mission’ trip quickly turned into a journey of motherhood as she courageously adopts 14 little girls and transforms their lives, who in turn God uses to transform hers.

This book was on the top of my (still in progress) book list for 2012. By the end of January I would like a concise list of 10 books (+2 for standby in case I get through them) that I’d like to complete and review on my blog.

I generally read Christian books; books that will challenge me in my faith, encourage and guide me in my marriage and quest of motherhood, books about leadership, books on home schooling; especially around a Charlotte Mason pedagogy…very rarely do I read fiction!

So I’m open to suggestions – what do you think I should delve into this year? I’m open to a challenge, throw a bit of fiction in there, try me!

I’m aiming to form my final list of 12 (a realistic number for this busy mother of 4!) over the weekend, throw some titles at me; leave a comment or tweet me (hgbabies) and lets see which ones make it!

Looking forward to your suggestions,

Many blessings

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2012 8:42 am

    Got a few suggestions on twitter -would welcome a few more…dare to comment readers?Leah x

  2. January 25, 2012 10:33 pm

    Hey Leah, ok I have some recommendations for you (you may have read a lot of these already):The Coffee Mom's Devotional ~ Celeste PalmeroA Mother's Heart ~ Jean FlemingShepherding a Child's Heart ~ Tedd TrippInstructing a Child's Heart ~ Tedd TrippThe Grace Outpouring ~ Roy Godwin & Dave RobertsSteady Days ~ Jamie C MartinFrom Vision to Action ~ Tricia NeilThe Creative Family ~ Amanda Blake SouleDisciple like Jesus, for Parents ~ Alan Melton & Paul DeanThe Shack ~ William P YoungGod is in the Small Stuff (for your family) ~ Bruce & StanThe Five Love Languages for Children ~ Gary Chapman & Ross CampbellThe Parenting Book ~ Nicky & Sila LeeKingdom Come ~ Malcolm DuncanOne Thousand Gifts ~ Ann VoskampI know for sure that you've read the last one but in case anyone else is reading this I highly recommend it!Love & blessingsKathi

  3. January 25, 2012 11:07 pm

    Thank you Kathi – this is a great list; I've read a few of them but I'm sure some will make the 2012 leah list!!…I've got One Thousand Gifts on my kindle, read it twice and I want to read it again! Blessings, Leah

  4. January 26, 2012 9:13 pm

    Here's a few more for you:Can I have (and do) it all please? ~ Christine Caine A woman's high calling ~ Elizabeth GeorgeCourageous Leadership ~ Bill ~ Bill HybelsI'll have what she's having ~ Bobbie HoustonGetting your kids through church: Without them hating God ~ Rob ParsonsX

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